(Savannah, GA)- Students and staff at Georgia’s Emory University are in mourning after learning two students are among the victims of a terror attack in Bangladesh cafe Friday.
The school posted this statement on its website:
Emory University has learned that two Emory students, Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain, were among those taken hostage and murdered by terrorists yesterday in the attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Abinta, who was from Miami, was a rising sophomore at Emory’s Oxford College. Faraaz, a junior from Dhaka, was a graduate of Oxford College and a student at the university’s Goizueta Business School.
The Emory community mourns this tragic and senseless loss of two members of our university family. Our thoughts and prayers go out on behalf of Faraaz and Abinta and their families and friends for strength and peace at this unspeakably sad time.
In the wake of this terrible loss, the university is offering support to members of our community through counseling services.
A University of California student was also among those killed.
Twenty hostages were killed in the 11 hour standoff. Authorities in the city of Dhaka say they were able to rescue 13 hostages.
Six of the gunmen were killed by police; one gunman was captured alive.
CNN reports, all of the attackers were Bangladesh citizens, five of them known to police as militants.